Catering Chef To Receive France's Highest Honor


Anaheim White House Catering Chef
To Receive France's Highest Honor

  Maurice Brazier, executive chef of catering for the Anaheim White House, has been given one of France’s highest civilian honors, the Commandeur dans l’Ordre du Mérite Agricole, recognition attained by only 400 others in the world.  He will be feted on Saturday, May 4 by 100 top chefs including Pascal Olhats, Yvan Valentin and Octavio Montoya at a dinner at a private villa in Anaheim Hills.

           Trained in his native Burgundy, France, Brazier enjoyed a long career with the Hotel Meridien, where he trained chefs at various properties around the world.  During that time, he received many awards and accolades including the title of Chevalier du Merit National by French President Francois Mitterrand for his lifelong dedication to the art of French cuisine. He also was appointed an Officer of Merit to the French Department of Agriculture and holds 1 of only 100 seats at the Academie Culinaire de France, an organization that has been governing French cuisine for nearly 200 years.

           In addition to his duties at the Anaheim White House, Brazier is President of Toques Blanches.

          Situated in a historic national landmark mansion dating to 1909, the Anaheim White House restaurant offers a quixotic menu of northern Italian/French fare, extensive wine list, unparalleled service and an elegant setting to create a dining experience that is timeless, remarkable and without equal. Located at 887 South Anaheim Blvd., in Anaheim, Orange County.  For more information, visit

Original post here | 2013 Groff-Hinman

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